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Sapho Gives Enterprise Applications A Millennial-Friendly Makeover
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Logging into and performing tasks on what can be dozens of different enterprise applications can eat up a lot of an enterprise employee's workday. A company called Sapho is looking to solve that with a "micro app" on-premises platform that delivers a unified interface of tasks to users via desktop or smartphone.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 6/16/2016
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9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 6/13/2016
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HPE Unveils Converged IoT Systems, Partnerships
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, at its Discover 2016 event, announced a multifaceted strategy for IoT that includes converged systems at the network edge, security, analytics, and partnerships with some of the big players in IoT platforms for business.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 6/9/2016
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HPE Updates Helion, Opens 'The Machine' To Developers
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
At its Discover conference in Las Vegas Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced updates to its Helion Cloud Portfolio, and touted breakthroughs in its software-defined data center strategy. The company also welcomed developers to work on The Machine, its next-generation computer architecture.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 6/8/2016
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MarkLogic 9 Enhances Security, Adds Optic API
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Pitching itself as the NoSQL database for the enterprise, MarkLogic unveiled version 9 of its platform at its user conference. It adds a host of new security features, plus new data management capabilities to help organizations wrangle structured and unstructured data.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/13/2016
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10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/25/2016
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IBM's Strategy Fails To Boost Revenue, Impress Investors
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM embarked on its first quarter breaking out "strategic imperatives," as part of an effort to showcase businesses such as cognitive computing that the company believes will shape its future. Yet, overall IBM's revenue experienced a decline compared to last year's first quarter.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/19/2016
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IBM Layoffs Hit Canada, Europe, Australia; US Likely Next
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM layoffs are hitting employees in Canada, Europe, and Australia. Another round of US layoffs is reportedly "imminent."
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/4/2016
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HPE Hybrid Cloud Strategy Hinges On Synergy Platform
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
HP Enterprise promises a second quarter release of the Synergy platform, a "composable infrastructure" architecture that lets enterprises create private clouds on-premises. The company gave analysts and editors a preview at its new headquarters.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/30/2016
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Oracle Showcases Cloud Revenue Growth In Q3
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Oracle highlighted its big cloud growth for both PaaS and SaaS offerings during the company's third quarter of its fiscal year. Oracle executives used the company's quarterly earnings release and call with analysts to position its cloud business against rivals Salesforce and Workday.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/16/2016
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IBM Job Cuts Affect 14,000 Workers, Analyst Firm Estimates
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Financial analyst firm Bernstein has estimated that at least 14,000 workers will be affected by IBM's Q1 job cuts. IBM has declined to provide details on the size of a "workforce rebalancing" effort, which employees have said began March 2.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/10/2016
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IBM Denies Layoff Size As Salesforce CEO Woos Talent
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM called reports that it is laying off a third of its workforce "outlandish and untrue." That's not stopping Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff from publicly inviting IBM employees to apply for open posts at his firm.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/8/2016
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Data Warehouse Disruptions 2016: Gartner Magic Quadrant
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Cloud computing, virtualization, and the need to analyze non-relational data types are all driving disruption in the data warehouse market. Here's a look at how traditional and new vendors have shifted their placements in Gartner's Magic Quadrant report for 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/4/2016
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Rise And Fall Of The Chief Data Officer
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
Commentary
The C suite is expanding with more roles dedicated to data and analytics. The Chief Data Officer, or CDO, is one of these roles seen more often in some industries than others. The position may evolve with time. We explain some of the dynamics that cause CDOs to succeed and fail.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 2/16/2016
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8 Ways To Secure Data During US-EU Privacy Fight
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
After months of legal uncertainty over transatlantic data flows, the European Commission and the US have agreed on a new framework called the EU-US Privacy Shield. But because no text is available yet, there's no way to interpret it. Here's what organizations need to know now.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 2/15/2016
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Apache Spark Ignites Big Data Adoption
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Apache Spark is among the Hadoop ecosystem technologies acting as catalysts for broader adoption of big data infrastructure. Now, Looker -- a vendor of business intelligence software -- has announced support for Spark and other Hadoop technologies. The goal? To speed up access to the data that fuels business decision making.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/10/2016
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Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Inflection Point Has Arrived
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Reflecting the fundamental transformation in the market, Gartner has changed how it evaluates vendors in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics. Only three vendors survived the cut and stayed in the Leaders Quadrant. Here's a look at the changes.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/9/2016
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IBM Aims To Make Enterprises Agile With Cloud Data Services
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM says its new "Open for data" slogan encompasses a slew of new cloud data services and analytics offerings designed to make it easy for enterprises to quickly get started with big data in the cloud, even if their workloads require secure on-premises implementations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/5/2016
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SAP's Q4, Full Year Results Lifted By Cloud
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
ERP software giant SAP reported revenue growth for its Q4 and full fiscal year, along with strong growth of its cloud business. But the strength of the cloud business weighed on profits, which declined for both the quarter and the year.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/23/2016
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Avnet CIO: Put Business At The Center Of IT
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
As an IT and electronics distributor, Avnet is in a unique position to view the trends driving the technology industry. It's also in the position of implementing those trends itself, including cloud computing and customer self-service. Here's how CIO Steve Phillips aligns IT with business at Avnet.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/11/2016
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